Matthew Dyal

Managing Director

Matthew has worked in the pharma/nutraceuticals industry since 1990, starting in Steriles manufacturing for Baxter Healthcare Ltd where he worked in both QA and Production. From here he moved to Roche Products Ltd in 1994 and worked as both a Production Manager and Packaging Manager before becoming Head of Manufacturing for Roche Consumer Health, responsible for the supply of brands such as Berocca, Sanatogen, Supradyn, Redoxon as well as Kwells, Feminax and Rennie. Matthew joined Thompson & Capper in 2002 as Operations Director and was given the additional responsibility of Deputy Managing Director in 2012.

Karen Leay

Deputy Managing Director

Karen gained a broad range of experience across Financial and Management accounting, IT and HR whilst training as an accountant in a number of large manufacturing businesses, qualifying as a CIMA accountant in 1997. She joined Thompson & Capper in 2000 as a Management Accountant and was promoted to Financial Controller in 2002, Finance Director in 2004 and Deputy Managing Director in 2014 during which time the business has grown substantially.

Dr Paul Hardman

Sales and Business Development Director

With a life science degree and a background of research followed by FMCG product/process development with Unilever, Paul then moved into technical sales, marketing and business management in speciality chemicals manufacturing for Crosfield Chemicals and INEOS Silicas.

Paul has held Director positions in speciality chemicals distribution companies since 2007, including Azelis. S Black UK and Broste Scandinavia, where he was responsible for sourcing, marketing, selling and distributing speciality and innovative raw materials to customers across a broad range of industries including personal care, healthcare and food.

Thierry Birkel

European Business Development Executive

Thierry graduated with a PhD in Science and Engineering of Materials from the University of Nancy and went on to start his career in R&D and product development in paper and plastic industries, dedicated to the medical and pharmaceutical industry.

He has since transitioned to sales and business development in 2001 for the food supplement and pharmaceutical industry and possesses the market and technical knowledge to support customer needs, and the commercial experience to manage international leading businesses.

Alison Lambert

Head of Quality

Alison studied Pharmacy at Nottingham University and completed her pre-registration training in the Pharma industry before registering as a Pharmacist in 1987. Starting out working in development for 3M Healthcare, she moved into the Nutraceuticals industry working for Seven Seas before joining Thompson and Capper in 2003. She is a Qualified Person for the release of licensed medicines/THRs and the Pharmacovigilance Q.P.

Sarah Tittle

Sales Manager, Speciality Products

Sarah’s educational background is in Chemistry where she holds a Master’s degree in analytical chemistry. Her early career started as a chemist employed to troubleshoot both analytical and on-site technical problems.She has since held project management roles, and since 2002 has been employed in sales management roles. Sarah has now been with Thompson & Capper since 2010 and her areas of expertise include industrial speciality tablets, licensed pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals for pets.

Anette Bergsten

Director Innovation & Development

Certified Health & Nutrition Advisor with over thirty years of experience working within healthcare brands and business.

She specialises in trends, insights and customer workshops and joined Vitamex in 1987 and DCC Health & Beauty in 2012.

Anette has had a long career within nutritional product development in all sales channels; delivering leading innovation and product development to international healthcare brands.

Offers senior development, marketing and sales experience in partnership with customer projects from idea to ready to go product.

Charles Wigfall

NPD Manager

Charles joined Thompson and Capper in 2018 to lead our New Product Development. As a Masters graduate in Chemical Research Charlie has worked within Product Development, Scale up and Commercialisation in the pharmaceutical industry for Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Teva, Pharmaserve Northwest and Seqirus. He brings a wealth of knowledge of developing products to meet customer needs, while ensuring product manufacturability and regulatory compliance. Charles is a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Liam Robinson

Head of Quality

After studying for a masters in Chemistry at university, Liam started in Quality Control laboratories before moving into the design, implementation and management of compliant Quality Management Systems. He has worked in a variety industries and regulatory environments including medical device, API, agrochemical, biocides and cosmetic.

Stephen Von Bargen

Head of Operations

Stephen graduated from Imperial College London University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1990 and completed and an MBA at Henley Management College in 1999. 

He has worked in engineering and operations management since graduating in a variety of FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) businesses.

Most recently he held a senior production and operations director positions in large food production plants at HJ Heinz (KraftHeinz) and Cereal Partners and also in packaging production with SAICA UK.

Stephen joined Thompson & Capper in 2018 with a view to applying the expertise developed in those FMCG businesses to the rapidly expanding operations capability at Thompson and Capper.

Sales Team

Sales Team

Our skilled sales team have a breadth of experience and have worked with global sales within nutritional supplements and in all sales channels, such as pharmacies, retail stores, grocery stores and direct sales.




Customer Support Team

Customer Support Team

Our Customer Support team is the face of Thompson & Capper. They are skilled, empathetic, engaged and are there to support and guide our customers, providing order management, order tracking and assistance whenever needed. They pride themselves in providing quick responses and a good experience for all.

NPD & Innovation Team

NPD & Innovation Team

Our NPD department works pro-actively to offer news updates and conceptual ideas in line with new market health trends & changes. The Product Development department works ceaselessly to find new raw material ingredients, flavours, packages and concepts the market is looking for. We are inspired by contributing with our main strengths: identifying lifestyle products that fit you, your product portfolio and your company.